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>>> a fumbled rollout. president obama admits that to americans losing their health insurance. >> what he's doing to get it fixed. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> president obama says he hears americans whoa are losing their health insurance loud and clear. and is offering a fix. but is it enough. >>> for nearly 5 million americans who got cancellation notices from their healthcare provider, the white house has a fix. >> i said i would do everything i can to fix this problem. and today, i'm offering everything i can to help do it. >> reporter: the white house is afterring plans that would have otherwise been canceled through 2014. providers will also have to make clear what the plans do not include. and let consumers know what other options are available in the federal exchanges. >> now, this fix won't solve every problem for every person. but it's going to help a lot of people. >> reporter: president obama spoke and took questions for nearly an hour. and took blame for the problem. >> we fumbled the rollout on this
. visit erickson >> kristy, thank you. president obama pays tribute to the millions of our nation's veterans. >> present arms! >> as he does every year, he laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. he used his mark -- remarks to remind the nation that thousands are still at war in afghanistan. and cities across the country honored veterans day. and as alex demetrick reports, baltimore was no exception. >> it looked much like any other parade. but on veterans day, it's different. and it couldn't be more personal for many, like the gold stars who carried pictures of children. >> we're representing our children, many of whom were killed in the iraqi and afghanistan war. >> bringing together people who might be strangers most of the year, but who gather each year at baltimore's war memorial plaza, under big flags and small. >> we are city of neighbors helping neighbors, to build a stronger community and a strong nation. today, we honor our veterans who have selflessly given everything to further that vision. >> reporter: while the calendar may cal
for president obama's president obama's signature healthcare law. only 40 to 50,000 americans have been able to enroll into the affordable care act. far below what was expected danielle nottingham reports for we'll from washington. >> reporter: between 40,000 and 50,000 americans have been able to successfully enroll in private insurance, through the website, according to the wall street journal. industry analysts have confirmed those numbers for cbs news in the 36 states where the federal government is running the exchange. >> cbs news data from the states operating their own exchanges, shows another 50,000 enrollees. but those figures fall well short of the 500,000 the obama administration initially had hoped to have at this point. . >> the fact that the website has been so challenging, so problematic in that first month, means the enrollment numbers will be even lower than expected. >> reporter: the administration says it is counting on the numbers to climb as the signups improve. dale directed medicare and medicaid under the first presidency of bush. she said it was expect
. breaking news, regarding president obama's signature law, the affordable healthcare act, just a short time ago, the administration announced just over 100,000 people enrolled in o bama wear -- obama care in a month, well below the forecasted numbers. this follows another hearing in washington today. >> reporter: lawmakers are asking the government's chief technology officers who could have been done to prevent a disastrous launch of >> we spent over a half billion taxpayer money. and no one who is responsible for the rollout is willing to say that we should have done things differently. >> reporter: republicans on the house oversight committee wanted to know why the launch date was not delayed and why a planned feature to allow consumers to browse plans anonymously, was disabled. the witnesses said the answers were related to policy. not technology. democrats called the questions politically motivated. >> reporter: but nobody in this room. nobody in this country. believes that republicans want to fix the website. >> reporter: the committee did learn, progress is being made
to 7.3% most likely because furloughed federal workers were counted as unemployed. >>> president obama makes an apology to more than 3 million who have lost health insurance because of the affordable care act. tara mergener reports from washington. >> you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> reporter: for years the president promised again and again that no one would be forced off an insurance plan they wanted to keep because of his healthcare law. but more than 3 million americans have gotten cancellation letters and late yesterday the president apologized during an interview with nbc news. >> i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. we've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and that we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this. >> reporter: insurance policies that fall short of the new law standards are no longer valid. the president says his administration is looking at a range of option to his help people whose insurance h
in april of 2012. >>> the obama administration is launching a new campaign to promote the affordable care act. the president will hit the road later this week. some lawmakers continue to call for a delay of the controversial program daniel nottingham reports for wjz. >> consumers filling out paper application for insurance coverage were in no better shape than those struggling with the website. >> a congressional oversight committee released note showing all applications go through the website and applicants were directed to feel them out to feel like they were making progress. the white house said it was never the intent to have people think the paper process was faster. >> the point was to relieve the frustration that americans were experiencing. >> three years ago the white house got a warning that there would be problem with the launch of the affordable care act website. david cutler said in a memo that people in charge did not have the expertise to pull it off. >> when you don't have the right system something goes wrong. >> some members of congress are urging the white house to take
on the hot seat in capitol hill. president obama's point person on healthcare reform is once again grilled about why the website is still not working. melissa rainy reports from washington. >> no more excuses. no more spin. just give us the truth. >> reporter: health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius was in the hot seat again today. this time in front of a senate finance committee. she said instead, the focus is on doing routine upgrades. >> in the first week it was loaded, it took about 8 seconds for a page to load. today, it was less than a second. >> reporter: senator cornin appearing to lose patience with sebelius, when he said the president's promise of like your plan, keep your plan, isn't true. >> i'd like to ask you a simple true or false question. is that statement on the white house website true? or is it false? >> sir, i think the statement is -- >> is it true or is it false, madame secretary? >> i think the statement is that you can keep your plan. the 11 million who are in the market, a majority of those people will keep plans. >> my time is limited. so i would j
happening on automatic pilot, without obama administration officials knowing. and that, he says, will stop. the nsa is accused of tapping the phones of world leaders. >>> how is the rush hour finally shaping up. let's check in with kristy breslin. >> a lot of trouble along northbound 95. starting with the delays there. we have delays at 32, over to 100. then traffic slows down again through the 895 split, to whitemarsh boulevard. watch for an accident in the harford county area. northbound 95, just past route 24. right now, only one lane is getting by. as far as the beltway goes, and another serious accident on the inner loop at charles street, all lanes are blocked. sat on the west side inner loop, from southwestern boulevard to liberty road, expect at least 25 minutes to get through, with an average speed of 32 miles an hour. as far as your overall travel times go, 83 to 95. 39 miles per hour average. and 15 minutes to get through. let's now take a live look. as you can see, there's a look at the accident scene, northbound 95, just past route 24, as you can see, a lot of congestion going
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